Safe and effective Prescription of Controlled Substances – Caring for Patients with Substance Use Disorders

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Safe and Effective Prescribing of Controlled Substances: Practitioners must be aware of the abuse potential and federal regulations surrounding controlled substances.

Course Objectives: Throughout this module, we’ll be covering several topics surrounding controlled substances. After reviewing this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Name and describe the necessary patient therapeutic uses and assessments for the popular classes of controlled substances.
  • Identify the best ways to initiate and monitor therapy for effectiveness while remaining alert to abuse in controlled substance use.
  • Observe for side effects and signs of overdose in patients taking sedatives and hypnotics, such as benzodiazepines, as well as stimulants, and opioid analgesics.
  • Understand how federal regulations impact the prescribing of benzodiazepines, opioid analgesics, and stimulants.
  • Teach patients, their families, and caregivers about the best way to use controlled substances safely.


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Course Features

  • Lectures 7
  • Quizzes 1
  • Duration 5 Hours
  • Skill level All level
  • Language English
  • Certificate Yes
  • Assessments Yes
  • Lessons

    • Lecture 1.1 Introduction Preview
    • Lecture 1.2 Controlled Substances: Descriptions, Therapeutic Uses, and Assessments for Prescribing Locked
    • Lecture 1.3 Understanding the “Scheduling” of Medications Locked
    • Lecture 1.4 Monitoring Controlled Substance Therapy Locked
    • Lecture 1.5 Recognizing Signs of Abuse Locked
    • Lecture 1.6 Ending Therapy with Controlled Substances Locked
    • Lecture 1.7 Review Your Understanding Locked
  • Quiz

    • Quiz 2.1 Quiz – Safe and effective Prescription of Controlled Substances Locked25 questions
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    There was a lot of repetition in the chapters, but much of the information was new to me and of use. I don't prescribe narcotics in my work, but if that changes, this course has demonstrated to me how much I would need to learn


    prescribing librium was confusing

    safe drug prescribing

    never read detail on prescribing librium